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Why did Syria, Hezbollah bus ISIS fighters near Iraq? - The Jerusalem Post

In 2009, before the Syrian civil war, a bus ride from Homs to Deir al-Zor on the Euphrates River would take around five or six hours. There was a stop for refreshments just outside of the historic city of Palmyra. Now fighters from Islamic State are ...and more »

Hezbollah leader says he met Assad in Syria over IS evacuation - The Jerusalem Post

Islamic State would have handed over one Hezbollah captive and the bodies of an estimated 8 Hezbollah forces and one Iranian fighter killed in battles across Syria. By REUTERS. August 31, 2017 19:31. 2 minute read. > Why did Syria, Hezbollah bus ISIS ...and more »

Drone Shows Raqqa in Ruins as Kurdish Commander Says ISIS Capital Will Fall in Two Months - Haaretz

The battle to oust Islamic State from its stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa should end within two months, a top-ranking Kurdish commander told Reuters, but said she expects the fighting to intensify. Nowruz Ahmed sits on the military council of ...and more »

Hezbollah Buses ISIS Fighters Across Syria As US Mulls Striking Convoy - The Drive

The Lebanese militants let the terrorists flee eastward, infuriating the US-led coalition and its partners. By Joseph TrevithickAugust 30, 2017. The War Zone · cease fires · counter-terrorism · Deir al-Zor · hezbollah · Iran · Iraq · isis · Kurds ...and more »

Entire Families Are Being Killed by US Airstrikes in Raqqa, Syria - The Intercept

On June 6, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced the beginning of a military campaign to liberate the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State. In an interview at the time, the commander of the force, which is known as SDF, ...and more »

US bombs road in drive to block ISIS fighters in Syria - The Jerusalem Post

“Relocating terrorists from one place to another for someone else to deal with is not a lasting solution.” By Seth J. Frantzman. August 30, 2017 15:13. 3 minute read. > 'We did it': Iraqi army crushes ISIS in Tal Afar, but questions remain · >. Why did ...and more »

British volunteer fighting against Isis in Raqqa says it is a 'matter of time' before Islamic State falls - The Independent

“Fighting Isis was the only thing that was ever going to get me to pick up a rifle,” says Macer Gifford*, a 30-year-old former finance worker. “A group that kills women and children, butchers gay people by throwing them off buildings and does the most ...and more »

Syria: UN adviser warns trapped civilians face greater risks as Raqqa fighting intensifies - UN News Centre

The United Nations adviser on the prevention of genocide today expressed deep concern at the deteriorating situation of up to 25,000 civilians trapped in Syria's Raqqa, noting that civilians are used as human shields in this de facto capital of the ...and more »

US Airstrikes Block Evacuation of ISIS Militants - NBC Southern California

U.S. airstrikes blocked the advance of an Islamic State convoy carrying militants toward Iraq on Wednesday, derailing a Hezbollah-negotiated deal that removed the extremists from the Lebanon-Syria border, where they have been for years. The airstrikes ...and more »

US-led airstrikes block ISIS fighters escaping under a Hezbollah-brokered deal - Washington Post

BEIRUT — U.S. warplanes on Wednesday blocked a convoy of hundreds of Islamic State fighters who were heading to eastern Syria under the terms of a widely criticized deal brokered by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement. The 310 fighters were traveling to ...and more »